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Careers at Lincoln

Advancement Services Officer

Lincoln School is looking to hire an experienced Full-Time Advancement Services Officer to join a growing fundraising team. Lincoln attracts mission-driven professionals who enjoy a fast-paced environment. The Advancement Services Officer needs to be a positive teammate with an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong sense of initiative, and a commitment to advancing an all girl’s education.

The Advancement Services infrastructure provides the critical foundation for success in the fundraising department. The ideal candidate will have expertise in data management, ensuring data integrity from entry to reporting, with a clear understanding of the strategic value data provides. They will have first-hand knowledge of the many facets of fundraising initiatives including: direct mail segmentation, major gift prospect pipeline management, and engagement and outreach initiatives.

·      Data Management – the fulfillment of data and report requests
·      Gift Records – gift processing and accounting
·      Donor relations – donor recognition and stewardship
·      Prospect development – prospect research and prospect management to support front-line fundraising team
·      Data segmentation – for the annual giving direct mail program and events
·      Reporting – gather and update dashboard and reports for the Board of Trustees, Advancement Committee, and other pertinent constituencies

The additional responsibilities of the Advancement Services Officer include:
·      Analyze and find trends in donor and prospect data
·      Investigating and resolving data-related issues – identify and prioritize data cleanliness goals
·      Fulfill data requests for mailing lists, donor and prospect management, demographics and giving analysis
·      Create and update database procedure documentation
·      Identify and put in place enhancements to increase accuracy and automation
·      Stay current with trends in Philanthropy and apply all regulations and guidelines governing
·      Enthusiastically accepts other duties as needed and assigned

·      Bachelor’s degree required
·      Three to five years of relevant experience
·      Superior attention to detail and accuracy is essential
·      Organized with ability to meet deadlines
·      Extensive experience with databases, strong Excel skills and aptitude for learning new systems
·      Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices (education setting preferred)
·      Ability to evaluate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations
·      Ability to uphold the highest standards of work including handling sensitive, confidential donor information
·      Attendance at night and weekend Advancement events is required

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Julie Stafford, Human Resource, Benefits, and Payroll Coordinator at

Performing Arts/Music—Maternity Leave Position

Lincoln School, founded in 1884, is an independent K-12 Quaker girls’ school in Providence, Rhode Island. We are currently looking for an experienced and versatile music teacher to work with the Performing Arts faculty as a maternity leave substitute from December 2018 - March 2019, Specific dates subject to some change.

Qualified candidates will have experience and an enthusiasm for working with both Middle and High school age students. Responsibilities will include serving as choral director for our Middle  School chorus, a small Upper School vocal ensemble, working with three groups of rock band students, teaching 6th and 7th grade general music classes, and serving as the music director for Lincoln’s Winter Musical.

A sense of humor, enthusiasm to collaborate with colleagues, and commitment to an all-girls environment are essential. Contributions to school life beyond the classroom are expected, as is the ability to embrace and forward the Quaker mission of Lincoln School. If interested, please send a resume, statement of educational philosophy, and a list of 3-5 references to Middle and Upper School Administrative Assistant, Kim Lawrence, ( More information about Lincoln School can be found on our website at

Senior Advancement Officer

The Opportunity

Lincoln School seeks an experienced Senior Advancement Officer to join a dynamic and growing team at an exciting time in the life of the School. The successful candidate will play a prominent role in securing philanthropic support for Lincoln’s strategic priorities and mission.

About Lincoln School

Founded in 1884, Lincoln operates at the intersection of tradition and innovation. As the nation’s only independent school for girls based on Quaker values, they offer a unique experience for Kindergarten through Grade 12.

At Lincoln, girls come first.  At Lincoln, girls hold all of the leadership positions. Through its size and mission—with a dynamic, challenging and innovative academic program, the School prepares girls to build their confidence; through successes, and through trial and error, through discovery, through laughter, and with joy. Girls practice speaking up and out, tapping into strengths even they may not know they had.

About Our Team

The Advancement Office is a small team of talented professionals who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the School’s mission, customer service, excellence, and an unrelenting desire to surpass expectations. The team values personal and professional growth, works hard, and has fun. Their polish, knowledge of the School, and humility allow them to confidently collaborate with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, parents, alumnae, volunteers, students, faculty, and peers. Lincoln attracts people who are mission-driven professionals who enjoy a fast-paced environment. They are positive teammates with an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong sense of initiative, and a commitment to advancing all girls’ education.

About You

You are a highly productive self-starter with excellent strategic, relationship-building, communication, and diplomacy skills. You are flexible and resilient, a problem-solver who is comfortable with ambiguity and who pitches in whenever and wherever needed. Exceptional writing and editing skills with a sharp attention to detail are your trademark. A results-oriented professional, you have proven yourself as someone who can take on increased responsibility, collaborate with and mentor others, and tackle competing priorities with integrity, humor, and sound judgment. You demonstrate concern for others, share your ideas confidently and respectfully, and approach your work with cheerful persistence. You understand the importance of best practices in fundraising but embrace change and creative solutions to meet the unique needs of the Lincoln community.

Position Summary:

  • Develop and execute strategies to enhance engagement and secure support from individuals at the major gift level ($50,000 to $1,000,000+) as part of a comprehensive fundraising process. For example: The successful candidate will have the ability to take a prospective donor at the $5,000 annual fund level, and, in a donor-centric way, quickly move the prospect to the major gift level.
  • Design and implement a stewardship program for annual leadership, major, and principal gift donors and prospects that is in keeping with best practices and deepens the relationship between Lincoln and its key supporters.
  • Qualify, cultivate, steward, and solicit a pool of approximately 150+ assigned prospects, while establishing long-term donor relationships that spans multiple generations of alumnae.
  • Schedule and complete between 12-15 prospect visits per month and be responsible for annual fundraising goals.
  • Ensure appropriate closure of all planned gifts, including documentation needed to formalize these gifts and serve as liaison with outside counsel when required.
  • The Advancement Officer will also be responsible for organizing selected fundraising efforts and/or projects as assigned.
  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated success as a front-line fundraiser in an educational setting is preferred, including success in closing five- and six-figure gifts.
  • Candidates with a minimum of five years of demonstrated success as a front-line salesperson, including success in closing five- and six-figure sales will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.
  • Attendance at night and weekend Advancement events is an expectation as part of the team.
  • Enthusiastically accepts other duties as needed and assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • The ability and desire to travel regionally and nationally are essential to this role.

Interested candidates, please contact:

Peter Hamilton, Managing Director, Conley Search Group. By phone at (617)-620-9268 or via email at

All inquiries will be treated as confidential.

2018–2019 Coaching Positions

Lincoln School is seeking to hire for the following coaching positions. Interested candidates can contact Ann Palms 401-331-9696 or



Varsity Head Coach

  • Late November–Mid February
  • Monday–Friday 3:30–5:30 p.m.


Middle School Coach

  • Late November–Mid February
  • Monday–Thursday 3:30–5:30 p.m.


Middle School Assistant Coach

  • Late November–Mid February
  • Monday–Friday 3:30–5:30 p.m.



Middle School Assistant Coach

  • Late March–May
  • Monday–Thursday 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Lower School Substitute Teachers

Lower School (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5) is looking for Substitute Teachers. If you are interested, please forward your resume and references to Maureen Devlin at Thank you.

Little School Substitute Teachers

The Little School (ages 8 weeks to 3 years old) is currently seeking substitute teachers for their program. Experience with that age preferred. Please send resume and letter of interest to

Lincoln School does not discriminate in admission or access to, or participation in its programs and activities on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, or national or ethnic origin. Nor does Lincoln School discriminate in employment on the basis of any of these categories. Any questions in this regard should be directed to the head of school.